Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Sandra Borch (Cent.)

Minister of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.


Svalbard Global Seed Vault jun-2022

Midnight Sun Shines on Latest Svalbard Global Seed Vault Deposit

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault once again opened its door to seeds from around the world. Eleven genebanks from Africa, America, Asia and Europe deposiied a total of 19,391 seed samples this week.

Seed boxes from many gene banks and many countries stored side by side on the shelves in the Seed Vault.

New seeds to Svalbard vault enhances global food security

13/02/2022: Some 22 000 new seed samples from 10 gene banks in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Europe will be deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on 14 February 11:00 CET.

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